John Meagher

is creating Tales of the Left Hand book series




Hi, I’m John Meagher, a writer, voice actor and graphic designer, and I write and narrate Tales of the Left Hand, an ongoing series of fantasy novels offering “swashbuckling, intrigue, and a dash of magic.” The three novels I’ve completed so far are available in print, ebook and podcast formats. I’m working on Book 4 right now and I thought I’d try Patreon as a way to get more content out for you before that book is released.
What is TotLH?
  • The books take place in a collection of small tropical islands known as the Frees, where a number of independent realms trade, compete and feud, settling their disputes with dagger and coin rather than cannon. There are continental powers to the north and an aggressive naval empire to the south, all of whom have their own interests in the region, making the Frees a hotbed of spies, ambassadors, assassins and pirates rubbing elbows in back alleys, dockside taverns and upper-class estates.
  • Our heroes are a pair of adventurers who literally bump into each other and are forced to work together to cut their way out of a dangerous situation, and in the process, they find that they make a good team, becoming fast friends. The series has lots of cliffhangers, daring escapes and colorful characters, all sprinkled with a little bit of magic and hints at bigger events that our heroes are just now beginning to uncover. If that sounds like your cup of tea, head over to and give Book 1 a try! You can find links to purchasing the book in print or ebook formats, or you can listen to the audio version for free.
What do you get for your support? 
I originally set up this Patreon with regular rewards for different payment levels, but in late 2017 I started a new job that takes up a lot more of my time and mental energy. And I’ve realized that I just don’t have the time to write that I used to and don’t see that changing in the immediate future. It wouldn’t be right to charge monthly fees for content I can’t deliver, so I’ve switched over to a pay-by-creation system, and I hope you’ll consider $1 for any more “Dashes ‘o Canon” that I produce or perhaps a few dollars more for any short stories or longer content that shows up here.

Thanks very much for your support!

- JM -
15% complete
I will write and record a new short story set in the Frees! Patrons who donate $5 or more have access to this story and get to vote on the subject matter. Patrons who donate $10 or more will get to hear the audio version. This goal repeats at multiples of $500.
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